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Poster: Wichita Clem Date: Aug 11, 2014 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP- Robin Williams

I will think of The Fisher King, where he played a tortured damaged soul who ultimately transcended his demons.
How I wish he could have found that in life.

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Aug 11, 2014 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP- Robin Williams

The Fisher King is one of the most beautiful, moving films
I've ever seen. And I've seen it about a dozen times.
It satisfies you on so many levels - metaphysically, spiritually, psychologically, etc.

In David Crosby's latest book, he talks about watching
the Fisher King with Jan his wife, and breaking down crying.
Seems it opened up all his unhealed emotional wounds about
losing his girlfriend Christine (think Guinnevere) in 1969
and the film brought back all the pain and grief and helped him (as Robin does in the film) face his pain and heal.

The movie was so powerful for David that he sought out and
contacted everyone who was involved in the Fisher King and
thanked them personally for making the film - Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, etc.

Thus one example of the way Robin Williams' work and talent
affected the lives of others.
Like Jerry, Robin was one of a kind person and soul. No one
else like him, nor will there be again. His stand up comedy
was like trying to catch a speeding subway train. Like listening to James Joyce on speed.

Oh, I forgot. Bill Hicks is dead too.

Robin, it is a much, much less funny world tonight with you
gone. Thanks for giving us so much of yourself. I wish you could have gotten as much joy and laughter from life as we got from you. Godspeed and Nano Nano.

Dr. Flashback

This post was modified by dr. flashback on 2014-08-12 06:24:15

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Poster: Wichita Clem Date: Aug 12, 2014 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP- Robin Williams

I still have a hard time watching this, though the payoff is as beautiful as any in film.
His demon is the most beautiful and horrifying in film, a Gilliam triumph, and the end always bring me to tears.
I understand Crosby's need to thank all those involved.
I wish I could have too.